TCIA Supports Federal Programs to Enhance and Protect Urban Forests

In order to fund federal programs and agencies for fiscal year (FY) 2023, the federal government is currently undergoing what is known as the annual appropriations process. This process of determining discretionary spending begins early each year with the release and distribution of the president’s budget proposal, which includes information on the administration’s priorities and […]

TCIA Supports Bill to Prohibit the Local Regulation of Pesticide Use

On May 5, 2022, TCIA, along with 158 other industry partners, signed on to a letter expressing support for H.R.7266, a bill to “amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to prohibit the local regulation of pesticide use, and for other purposes.” As stated in the letter, the bill would, among other changes, […]

Additional H-2B Visas Are on the Way

On March 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. As explained in the announcement, these visas will be […]

DHS Designates Afghan and Ukrainian Nationals for TPS

On March 16, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new 18-month designation for Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in response to ongoing violent, armed conflict in the country led by Taliban forces. This designation comes less than two weeks after the Secretary of Homeland Security designated TPS for Ukraine in response […]

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Legal Challenges

Since the availability of COVID-19 vaccines to the public, the Biden Administration has made several efforts to implement vaccine or testing mandates for workers in certain capacities. Below are overviews of, and updates on, the statuses of vaccine mandates – relevant to TCIA’s members – that have been issued as part of the federal government’s […]

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